One of the mainstays of Fox News will be sticking around for a while after signing a new multiyear deal with the network. Fox announced the pact with Shepard Smith this afternoon, but did not provide details about the length of the agreement.
Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said in the announcement: “Shepard Smith is an exemplary journalist whose skill in anchoring breaking news is unrivaled. His powerful storytelling on both television and digital platforms has elevated our entire news gathering process.”
In a statement, Smith, who has been with the Fox News Channel since its beginnings in 1996, said: “I am incredibly proud to be part of a group of journalists who helped build the Fox news division from scratch 22 years ago and extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead our breaking news coverage for years to come.”